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A Bittersweet Symphony: New Book Aims to Help Aspiring Musicians Avoid Becoming Starving Artists

February 4, 2011

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an extraordinary musician, perhaps history’s greatest composer. He should have amassed a fortune. Instead, he died penniless. Many musicians throughout history have suffered a similar fate, unable to turn their dedication and talent into a successful career. A new book by Ramon Ricker, a senior administrator at the University of Rochester’s […]


Never-Before-Heard Music of Gil Evans Gets Performed by The Eastman Chamber Jazz Ensemble

February 3, 2011

The Eastman School of Music’s Eastman Chamber Jazz will perform arrangements by pianist, composer, and bandleader Gil Evans that have not been heard in more than five decades on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. The program features Evans’s arrangements from the Claude Thornhill Orchestra that have not been performed in 50-plus […]


Eastman Musicians Featured in Berlin Film Fest

February 1, 2011

A film and music festival program in Berlin put the spotlight on composers and musicians from the Eastman School of Music. “Old Films and New Music,” presented by the Kurt Weill Festival, featured little-known short films from the 1920s and 1930s by Bauhaus master and avant-garde artist László Moholy-Nagy. The music accompanying the works was […]


Speaker to Discuss Diversity in the Music Academy

January 31, 2011

Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania, will present a paper on “Diversity Is, Diversity Ain’t: Multiculturalism and Teaching in a Post-Disciplinary Music Academy” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in Room 404 of the Sibley Music Library at the Eastman School of Music. The event, which is sponsored by […]


Dynamic Tango Music Fills Kilbourn Hall

January 24, 2011

Hector Del Curto’s Eternal Tango will sweep Kilbourn Hall audience members away to Argentina with the dramatic, romantic, and compelling sounds of tango as the World Music Series at Eastman School of Music continues on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. Praised as “superb in their powerful and dynamic rendition” in performance, Eternal Tango has […]


Eastman School of Music Student to Appear on ‘Tonight Show’

January 24, 2011

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno has tapped Eastman School of Music student David Aguila to reveal for the first time ever to a national audience a talent he’s developed alongside his musical ability. On Wednesday, Jan. 26, Aguila will surprise viewers with a skill he’s honed but kept hidden. He’ll appear in a segment […]


Musicians unite to benefit Rochester’s Foodlink

January 21, 2011

During the 2009-2010 academic year, Eastman School of Music faculty and students, members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and guest musicians helped to raise $575 and 781 pounds of food for Rochester’s Foodlink as part of a new benefit concert series titled “If Music Be the Food . . .” The first performance in the […]


Monthly Recitals by Eastman School of Music Continue at Historic Church

January 17, 2011

The continuing series of monthly “Eastman at St. Michael’s” recitals will feature a variety of music, from concerts for woodwinds, violins, and organ to sacred choral masterpieces. Presented in historic St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church by vocal and instrumental performance majors from the Eastman School of Music, upcoming concerts include a narrated presentation of Prokofiev’s […]


Eastman School of Music Student Jennifer Zhou Wins Spot in 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra

January 12, 2011

Eastman School of music freshman Jennifer Zhou has been chosen as one of only three flutists in the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra and will be performing under renowned conductor Michael Tilson Thomas at the Sydney Opera House. The YouTube Symphony Orchestra is made of up musicians from across the globe who went through an online […]

Rene Fleming

Renée Fleming, ‘The People’s Diva,’ Returns To Her Alma Mater To Perform with the Eastman Philharmonia In a Concert to Benefit the Eastman School of Music

January 11, 2011

Renée Fleming, the world’s most sought-after and beloved soprano, will be returning to her hometown and alma mater to perform with the Eastman Philharmonia under the direction of Neil Varon in a benefit concert for the Renée Fleming Endowed Scholarship Fund at the Eastman School of Music. “Renée Fleming’s performance at our official gala to […]